Melting glaciers and superstorms won't matter if the world can't feed itself.
The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.
Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes?
Fear, faith, and the hunt for child sorcerers in Congo.
A generation of Lost Boys returned home to build a new nation in South Sudan. Now war has found them again.
The story of Cameroon's late 'Guitar Man,' who spent his life fighting to take down a brutal autocrat.
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
How the United States can pull Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of disaster.
From FIFA to Magnum ice cream to Nairobi’s traffic, a glimpse at what Africans talk about on Twitter.
France convicts a Rwandan of genocide -- and grapples with its own role in the horrific events of 1994.
Students clash with security forces in Venezuela; armed men stand guard in Crimea; and London's Royal Opera House hosts a 400-person yoga class.
Election monitors aren't stopping violence -- they're just making sure it happens before they get there.
Why more and more parents in poor countries are paying to send their kids to private school.
How development experts have empowered dictators and helped to trap millions and millions of people in poverty.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
With civilian rape on the rise, the war on Congo's women comes painfully, pervasively home.
The SEC could help tackle corruption in resource-rich countries around the world -- but the oil industry is getting in the way.
How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.
How a Swiss commodities giant used shell companies to make an Angolan general three-quarters of a billion dollars richer.
Forget ethnic hatred, lack of sea access is the real reason South Sudan is tearing itself apart.
A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it.
Forget Somalia, the world's new epicenter of piracy is on the other side of Africa.
The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.